Selena Gomez: Drinking Heavily Following Kidney Transplant?
Earlier today, we reported on the news that Selena Gomez has checked into rehab following what’s been described as an emotional breakdown.
One insider state that Gomez is seeking treatment in a facility “on the east coast” in order to cope with her anxiety “over her repeated physical health issues.”
Those issues include lupus and other ailments, which culminated in Gomez undergoing a kidney transplant last year.
Now, Radar Online is reporting that the singer’s loved ones are attributing her latest struggles to her “refusal to live a sober life.”
The site reports that Selena’s mother, Mandy Teefey, has openly stated her desire to stage an intervention after revealing that she believes Gomez’s drinking is endangering her life.
“Doctors have all told her she needs to stop,” one source claims.
“Her family says she needs to stay sober, or she could die.”
Gomez has not opened up about the allegations of hard partying, and it’ll likely be quite some time before she speaks on her decision to seek further treatment.
She has, however, admitted that she continues to enjoy the occasional drink despite past health issues.
“As far as my personal life, someone sees me having a glass of wine? I could give two sh-ts,” the singer said in a recent interview with Elle.
“I’m not trying to hide. That’s my life.”
Though Gomez has been described as “stubborn” with regard to her life choices, sources say she was deeply disturbed by friend Demi Lovato’s recent overdose.
One insider revealed that upon hearing the news, Gomez was not only concerned with her friend but filled with anxiety that she might suffer a similar fate.
“Selena is freaking out about this,” the source said at the time.
“She feels like it could have been her.”
Whatever the cause of her latest upheaval, we hope Selena is able to find the help that she needs.
Our thoughts go out to Gomez and her loved ones during this immensely difficult time.